Daily Might No. 3
Daily Readings from the Letters of Moses David
Copyright (c) 1976
You've got all the promises in the whole Bible on your side now!
God has made promises in His Word. When you pray, bring those promises with you to remind Him. When you remind God of His Word, it shows you have faith in it. It's a positive declaration of your faith and your knowledge of the Word which pleases God.
Faith is a kind of drawing power! It's kind of like a bank account: the money is there, and the Father has put it there in your name -- in the Bank of Heaven, but you'll never get it ... unless you're willing to go to the Bank and sign the check by faith, and draw on it! -- You have to follow through and obey in whatever you put your faith in. If it's the Lord, you quote and claim Scriptures just like Jesus did. You stand on the Word. -- You must constantly put your faith in the Bible, in the Word, that it's a promise. That is how faith is born!
He never fails in one of all His great promises -- if we keep the conditions and obey and are faithful. "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but God's Word will never pass away!" -- The whole world can fail, but God's Word will never fail! -- God's Word goes on forever!
How much do you claim the promises?
551:21 -- K:9 -- 73:5 -- M:7 -- 527:5 -- 130:14 -- 527:46,45 -- 62:8 -- M:7
How wonderful are the ways of the Lord -- but they're not past finding out, if you ask Him!
The spirit world is much more real, more beautiful, and more lasting than the one which you can now see! "For eye hath not seen, and ear hath not heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for those that love Him! But the Spirit hath revealed them unto us!" You personally can experience their thrilling and ecstatic joys right now, and even take a trip into that world with Jesus' Holy Spirit as your Guide!
Do you really want to see those things? Well, you can see them if you'll just believe! -- Jesus speaks any time, any where, if you believe! -- Any time you believe! -- It's easy to get things from the Lord. You just have to have faith. -- With faith, believing is seeing! -- Just stretch out your faith and look!
Why piddle around in puddles when there are oceans to swim in and all space to revel in? -- Ask God to enlarge your vision -- to show you how much more He has -- beyond what you have ever seen, or felt, or heard, or known! -- If you really believe and ask the Lord, and you want to see or hear, you won't be disappointed! -- He'll always answer the hungry heart!
72:2 -- 73A:12 -- 75A:8 -- 111:20 -- 73:1 -- 313:11 -- 75A:23 -- 46:22 -- G:25 -- 73:1 -- 604:29
Our Salvation is only by grace, never by works.
We cannot save ourselves by our own works, your own goodness, even our own attempts to keep His laws and to love Him. We cannot be good enough, we cannot be perfect enough, to earn, merit or deserve the Heavenly perfection of His own Holy Salvation by His own Grace, Love and Mercy! -- It is impossible for anyone to be saved without the miracle-working power of God!
Accepting Salvation through His Word is a work of God's Grace. It's free; it can only be received. It's the gift of God -- you can't work for it. You can't earn a gift or else it wouldn't be a gift. -- You haven't got anybody's righteousness except Christ's, and He's the only One that can give it to you!
God can't help you save yourself, since He does not help those who think they can save themselves but only those who know they can't. -- God's idea of goodness is Godliness -- a sinner who knows he needs God and depends on Him for Salvation. -- God's idea of saintliness is not sinless perfection, self-righteousness. It's a sinner saved by grace, a sinner who has no perfection, no righteousness of his own, but is totally dependent on the grace and the Love and the mercy of God by faith. Those are the only saints there are -- there are no others!
25:2 -- 172:12,13 -- 203:25 -- M:42 -- 526:38 -- 25:9 -- 45:6 -- 312:17 -- 606:93
You can't always win! ... But witness!
You must needs be a witness, not a winner -- but a witness! -- Prophets of God, the Messengers of God, the Apostles of God, those sent with a message! -- We owe the message of God and His life of love to every man ... even though all will not listen nor respond nor be saved. -- We'll win very few compared to the millions to whom we'll witness. Even God can't win them all, but He wants to give them all a chance.
The prophets didn't prophesy for audience reaction! They just spoke the words of God, come what may, live or die, sink or swim, rise or fall, and that was that, flat! -- If you were to judge Jeremiah by his success, he was a flat failure ... but he was faithful and delivered his soul! --
Speak the Truth! -- Even if it kills! The results are God's business! -- As Kipling said, "If you can meet success and failure, and treat these two impostors the same ... then you'll be a man, my son!" -- Simply because you have the satisfaction of knowing you're doing the Will of God -- that you were made for the job -- that you can't help it -- you have to do it! He expects it of you! -- "Well done, thou good and faithful servant." Jesus didn't say failure servant and He didn't say successful servant, but He just said faithful servant!
154:29 -- 153:18 -- 672:20 -- 335A:17 -- 241:29 -- 303A:69 -- 69:16 -- 678:55 -- 31:24 -- 662:48
He doesn't fit second place!
Jesus comes first! The first commandment is to love God! "For I the Lord, thy God, am a jealous God, and I will have no other gods before Me." -- Anything you serve or work for more than God is putting other gods before Him, and He doesn't like it! -- If you put ... desires of the flesh first above God and others and the needs of your spirit, then you'll find that nothing ever satisfies, not even the most total indulgence in the flesh! -- If you love the material world more than the spiritual, then it becomes a form of worship of the creation more than the Creator, and God and His spiritual world refuse to take second place. -- God can't protect you, prosper or bless you when you are out of His Will and running around outside of the Secret Place and from under His Shadow -- His Wings -- and His fortress of perfect fellowship with Him.
There are no exceptions to His admonition: "Set your affection on things Above, not on things on the earth!" -- He still has the same old formula: "Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, then all these things shall be added unto you."
Put business, God's business, before pleasure! -- You'll never lose by seeking first the Kingdom!
49:18 -- 142:33 -- 250:42,39 -- 143:34 -- 46:27 -- 313:8 -- 52:21 -- 109:21
... But love found a way!
If you're too busy to heed the cry of those in need, you're busier than God Himself! -- You can't just pass by the poor man on the road to Jericho! You take action like the Samaritan did! That's the difference between pity and compassion: pity just feels sorry. Compassion does something about it! -- The compassionate ... put feet to their prayers and kind deeds to their words.
Remember, love never fails -- because God is Love and it is impossible for Him to fail! This is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith, but it is faith which worketh by love. Only God's Love will make you strong enough -- Christ in you, the hope of Glory! Then you can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth you! -- His Spirit in us will cause us to do the humanly impossible.
Love is not blind, it has an extra spiritual eye which sees the good and possibilities that others cannot see! -- Love has creative power, because God is Love and He is the creator! -- And with His help our faith can also create!
Someone is passing under the window of your life right now! Has your love found a way to help them? Has His Love showed you how you can help them? He will if you want Him to, no matter what the conditions or your limitations!
51:20 -- 155:76 -- 66:30 -- 631:104 -- 25:1 -- 151:54,50,54 -- 172:12 -- 151:53 -- 271B:41 -- 51:20
Never doubt for a moment!
The Devil was ordained to see if he could get you ... to doubt God's Word. -- Doubts are the Devil's thoughts and Satan's words! When you're doubting in your own mind, you're thinking the Enemy's thoughts! When you're voicing your doubts to others, you're spreading Satan's propaganda! -- That's his kind of witnessing! It has just the opposite effect of witnessing the truth of God and the Word of God! -- Doubts are monsters that devour and destroy! -- Beware of the Enemy who goeth about as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour! Don't you be his next meal!
The best cure for doubts is the Word! "Faith cometh by hearing the Word of God!" -- If you are weak in faith it's because you're weak in the Word! -- The answer's always there if you're willing to receive it. -- His Word and the Letters will show you!
Get full of the Spirit and the Word! Let the Light in! -- And the darkness will flee of itself! -- "I believe" means "I drink in; I swallow." It's the Greek word "pisteuo" that's used throughout the New Testament for "I believe; I drink in." -- Fill your mind and heart with positive, encouraging, strengthening, faith-building thoughts from His Word. Memorize Scriptures and resist the Devil!
87:17 -- D:18 -- 71:32 -- 33:13 -- 71:32 -- 154:25 -- 604:28 -- 603:43 -- 73:19 -- 604:29 -- 25:10,9 -- 73:10 -- 325:7,22
God's only law is love!
The laws of Moses were too difficult to keep and couldn't save us! -- It's the liberating law of love that gives life -- not the enslaving "letter of the law that killeth." -- This is why Jesus had to come with the love and the mercy and the grace and forgiveness of God which we could accept freely without any works or any law except love!
Jesus said the first and greatest commandment is to love -- to "love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind ... and the second is like unto it," it's almost equal -- almost the same, "thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself." -- "On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets." "For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even this: thou shalt love." -- "No greater love hath any man than this: that a man lay down his life for his friends!" This is love, real love, true love ... supernatural Love, divine Love, God's Love, more than human! -- Against this pure Love, the unselfish sacrificial Love of God and your fellow man, there is no law!
Are you so ruled by His Love that He can liberate you from the rules? The answer is up to you!
592:30,32 -- 302C:3 -- 592:32 -- 255:19 -- 151:50 -- 154:62 -- 591:78 -- 302C:7
The outlook may not always be easy, but the uplook is great!
You can't just be God's fair-weather friend! If you are only going to be willing to believe and obey the Lord as long as everything goes all right, you won't be believing or obeying very much because ... "Many are the afflictions of the righteous!" -- When you hit bottom, that's when you can start on your way up! -- If you let God!
When things look darkest, don't look down! -- Look up! Start praising the Lord, and you will often praise your way right out of the pit into which the Devil is trying to cast you! -- When the Devil tempts you to get down and discouraged -- fight! Don't even listen to him, much less surrender! -- It all depends on which way you point your antenna. If you're downhearted and cast down, it's because ... you've got your antenna pointed down towards Hell instead of up toward Heaven! -- Doubt, fear, discouragement, and murmuring kill! But faith, trust, courage, and praising the Lord, maketh alive! -- Look to Jesus and live!
Just open up your heart and let the sunshine in! -- When you look up, the sky is the limit! -- Up there the Sun is always shining! The light is always shining at the end of the tunnel, always!
191:2 -- 313:13 -- G:29 -- 83:15 -- 33:25 -- 191:27 -- 56:10 -- D:21 -- 73:1 -- 191:2 -- 579:77,88
Brainwashing is our business -- not only brainwashing, but heartwashing, too!
You cannot change the world of man without changing his mind, and you cannot change his mind unless you change his heart, and you cannot change his heart without the inspiration of God's Spirit. -- We can only save the world by letting God destroy the evil in our own hearts. -- God's Kingdom of Heaven comes only through Spiritual change -- in fact, total spiritual rebirth -- a new man, a new heart -- old things are passed away, all things become new.
Jesus takes us, dirty as we are with sin, and He washes away our sins with His blood -- and washes our minds from ... the evil mental conditioning of this world by the pure water of God's Word. -- "The blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all our sins!" What a wonderful promise for all these poor people, dirtied and contaminated and infected and shamed and controlled by the System!
When you take a bath, you put on clean clothes. When you take a spiritual bath, you have a clean new heart and mind -- with new good clean appetites for clean healthful things, a joyful re-Creation of a healthy fun-loving living with a good sound body, clean heart and pure mind.
Brainwashing should be everybody's job!
154:30 -- 335A:12 -- 255:90 -- 142:33 -- 566:5 -- 154:30 -- 370:10,8 -- 154:30 -- 326A:22 -- 154:30
We're the impossible people of today!
God specializes in using little things, weak things, foolish things -- those most likely not to succeed! Yet by the miraculous power and grace of God, they become shining lights to the children of men -- rays of hope for despairing and desperate men! They are God's only hope for those who feel lost and helpless!
God only makes great people out of little people -- to show His greatness! -- He has taken the weak things to confound the mighty, and the things which are not as though they were! He has made something out of nothing -- you and me! -- The Lord is our strength: our power is only in Him. -- "Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit!" "Not of works" but "by grace through faith."
God can use anything if you let Him! -- Even a fool like you! Dare to trust Him in spite of yourself and give Him all the glory! -- If you can believe in God, everything is possible, because He makes everything out of nothing! We're nothing, and we're impossible except for God. He's like the Circle around the nothing that makes it something! With God all around you, even your nothing can be something! -- In fact, you can be almost anything!
88:39 -- 23:10 -- 47:51 -- 35:9 -- 171:50 -- 83:52 -- 171:50 -- 73A:7 -- 35:20 -- 237:10
God's Creation is the greatest proof of His existence!
As it is with the spiritual, so it is with the physical. -- Nearly all of the natural things which the Lord has created, or man-made inventions that He has allowed man to discover, are visible illustrations of the unseen spiritual realities of the spirit world to help us to try to understand it and grasp its truth -- so we can know God better and love Him more! -- God's whole creation is a work of art and continually portrays His message to all of us ... pictures which tell the story, portraits which portray the truth! "For the invisible things of Him from the Creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse!" -- Everything is an illustration of something, everything says something. -- How marvelous are the ways of the Lord, yet how simple and childlike are His graphic little pictures which make them so clear to us and so easy to understand!
As Dr. Robert Millikan said, "Behind every watch there had to be a watchmaker, and so behind the intricate precision of this great Universe, there had to be a Divine Designer and Creator!"
204:10 -- 302C:21 -- 78:25 -- 337:1 -- 325A:24 -- 11:3 -- 311B:13 -- 31:16
Think of it! -- God needs us!
Light itself is invisible! What you see when you see the flame of a candle is not the fire itself, but the tiny little, glowing particles of dust in the air made white-hot by the heat. If the dust weren't there, you couldn't see the light; and if the light weren't there, you couldn't see the dust! It takes both!
You and God are using each other just like two people who love each other! It's a two-way street. You're both giving and receiving at the same time. -- God needs us as tools for the job, or He could have done without us long ago and done the job all by Himself without any help from any of us!
We each are a part of God's Plan, each is a thread in the tapestry, a cog in the machinery, a piece in the jigsaw puzzle of God's great work of art, His Church, without any one of which, something would be missing! -- Christ described us as His Body, the Church, with Himself as the Head. We cannot even say we have no need of one little member! We even need every fingernail, every cell as well as every organ and every limb, and we all need to work together for the glory of God!
We're nothing, nobody! -- But in God's sight we're everything!
254:23 -- 3:9 -- 341:3 -- 189:6 -- 37:17 -- 263:76,77 -- 125:27
As you pour out, He'll pour in, and you can never outpour Him!
God has promised that, if we obey Him, and open the windows of our lives upon others, He "will open the windows of Heaven, and pour out such a blessing, there will not be room enough to hold it." -- "Give and it shall be given unto you." That's a law of God, more than the law of gravity! -- If you will continue to overflow, God will continue to overflow upon you ... and out of your innermost parts shall flow rivers of living water!
But if you don't give, you're not going to receive. -- The only way you can stay fresh and full is to keep overflowing on others, as He pours in! -- You have to be willing to take what He gives, and give it! -- Like Mary's alabaster box of sweet-smelling ointment couldn't do any good until broken open to release the fragrance, so the words do no good unless our hearts are broken open with His Love to let the healing balm overflow on the wounded hearts of the world.
He has begun to pour! Where are we going to put it all? How are we going to pour out fast enough, so He can pour more in? -- There's always plenty more of Jesus! He never runs out!
33:3 -- 51:20 -- 579:57 -- 51:22 -- 579:58 -- 51:19 -- 73:19 -- 133A:24 -- 51:21 -- 20:26
Love is a hole that needs to be filled plus something to fill it with! -- Like you and me and Jesus!
So many people are always seeking genuine love, but seldom, if ever, finding it. -- Only God and His eternal Love can ever fill that aching spiritual void of every man's heart which He created for Himself alone! -- You've got something they've been searching for all their lives and they need desperately!
You can always drop a little love into the hearts of those you pass by, even if only with a word, a smile, or a look of sympathy, and they will know that God has loved them that day! His Spirit will tell them so! -- A little bit of love goes such a long way!
Drop that little seed of the truth of God's Word into that empty hole of an empty heart, then cover it up with the loving warmth of God's Love, and trust God's Spirit, God's great warm loving sunshine of His Love and the water of His Word to bring forth the miracle of new life! It may seem only a tiny little bud at first, just one insignificant little green shoot. What is that to the forest that's needed? Well, it's a beginning. It's the beginning of the miracle of new life!
237:21 -- 304:49 -- 250:42 -- 293:7 -- 155:76 -- 309:16 -- 365:68,69,70
You do what you can, and God will do what you can't!
Yes, God does help those who help themselves, but He also helps those who can't help themselves! He helps you if you do your part and obey and help yourself as much as you can. Your obedience in doing what God tells you to do shows your faith that God is going to do the rest, what you can't do.
The blessings don't precede obedience! -- He made the people roll the stone away. He made the man go wash in the Pool of Siloam. Then He did what they couldn't do. With God's children who know Him personally and know His Will and His Word, God expects them to touch Him personally. God requires them to make the decision of faith themselves! -- We have to make the decision. He'll do everything else for us -- give us strength, power, wisdom, life, love. If you do your part, the Lord will do His, and inspire you with His Spirit so you can bear fruit.
Are you equal to the task? -- No, but God is! -- And He will help you if you try! -- He'll never fail! He'll always do His part faster than you can do yours! "When He putteth forth His sheep, He goeth before them!" -- He will lead, if you'll follow. -- He never fails if we obey!
4:94 -- 4:93,94,96 -- 313:8 -- M:4,11 -- 203:33,19 -- 315:35 -- 47:24 -- 51:54 -- 129:29
"I, God, am at the controls."
Nothing happens by accident! God has a purpose in everything. -- All the powers that be are of God; whether a blessing or a curse, they are sent by God to do His Will and accomplish His purpose! -- All are forces He has allowed to be set in motion, or has directly set in motion Himself. It's all in His hands, and He's in control.
Everything that is going to happen is under the control of God -- perfect control! -- Grandmother said it was as though she saw the Lord in a great control center from which everything was being controlled in heaven and on earth. -- God's behind-the-scene labors are almost totally invisible -- the work of creation that produced the universe and keeps it running, His constant care for His creations from the realm of the Spirit. What's happening on the surface is nothing but a little physical manifestation of the real action ... in the spirit world and it is in full control. You don't have to worry. Everything is under control.
If you keep your mind stayed on the Lord, you'll have perfect peace. -- Put it in the hands of the heavenly HQ to take care of as only He can! -- There is nothing too small for the Lord or too hard for Him. Why do you worry? God is going to take care of every little detail!
115:11 -- 87:1 -- 69:21 -- 272:87 -- 75A:4 -- 115:11 -- 31:15 -- 262:65 -- 341:25 -- 107:3 -- 1:73
Thank You, Jesus! Lover of my soul! He's the lover of my soul!
We are His Body, His Wife, His Lover, His Spiritual Sex Partner, in whom He revels with delight, and with whom we can experience orgasm after orgasm of spiritual ecstasy unending and eternal! -- We can have instant, continual, endless, intercourse in the Spirit! -- the blissful ecstasies of eternal love that shall never fade away! -- the Love of all Loves, of the Lover of all Lovers, Who alone can satisfy that deepest yearning of every human soul for total love and complete understanding.
The Devil can't get you back once you're saved -- you're the Lord's forever! -- Stay close to Him and He'll never fail you. He'll never forsake you! He'll never let you down! -- How many times that verse encouraged me -- me for whom I saw no hope, no value, no worth! How many times I clung to that word, "Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out!"
All things change, but Jesus never! -- When everything else is passed away you'll still have Jesus! When everything else is gone, there will still be Jesus! When all others forsake you there will still be Jesus! When you haven't got anything left there will still be Jesus! When the world has nothing left you'll still have Jesus!
395:46 -- 73A:13 -- 29:38 -- 502:3 -- 551:11 -- 325:15 -- 47:48 -- 6:1 -- 399:53,54
May we be servants of the flock, Lord, slaves of Thy children, in honor preferring one another.
Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant! -- The Son of Man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister -- to be a servant! -- Jesus refused the crown of Judea and the Jews. He refused to be the "King of the Jews." He only wanted to be their Savior!
The literal meaning of the Greek word "servus," translated in the Bible, was "slave." So when the Lord's talking about servants, He's talking about slaves. We're love slaves! -- What is a mother but a slave to her child? What is a shepherd but a servant to his flock? The leader is servant to the follower! -- The greatest Shepherds called their sheep to follow where they themselves were going. Share the load, bear the burdens, lift up the downtrodden, help the weak, wash their feet and lead by example! -- You are our Servant, Lord, waiting upon us all. You are the greatest ... of all Samples of Humility and Mercy!
Though Jesus was rich, yet He became poor, that ye, through His poverty, might become rich in Spirit and the Love of God! "Who ... made Himself of no reputation and took upon Him the form of a servant." -- Jesus was willing to do it for you!
75:26 -- 7:13 -- 75:20 -- 31:? -- 606:65 -- 75:26 -- 156C:26,27 -- 75:26 -- 155:38 -- 566:24
We are the living stones of His Kingdom and are being put into place!
God has been trying to build His Plan throughout the ages, but because of the sins of man He has had to allow the Enemy to frustrate or delay the building of His Temple -- a brand new building of "new and living stones." -- We are both the tools and the stones. God Himself, the Master Builder, built the foundation, but man covered it and buried it. It takes a lot of hard work and a lot of digging and clearing away the rubble of centuries, all the false teaching and false systems, to uncover the basic Foundation and the real Plan. -- Delusion must be destroyed to build a firm foundation of Truth! -- First of all, we must build on the right Foundation -- the Man Christ Jesus -- the Cornerstone! Second, we must build the building He wants! -- A building of young and living stones, made alive by His Spirit, founded on His Truth, and melted together in His Love!
Set ... your affections on the things ... which are Above, in the realms of the Spirit and the hearts of men -- the Kingdom of God whose building are ye, living stones, living organisms in a spiritual house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. -- Living stones, living jewelry of God! It's a crystal palace, built of you and me!
D:13 -- 255:72 -- 1:3 -- 255:60,44 -- 46:20 -- 42:30,31 -- 7:10 -- 191:6
Heaven is watching!
We are surrounded by the angels of God, for the "Angel of the Lord encampeth around about them that fear Him." -- If you're in the Lord, then He hallows you 'round about and gives His angels charge over you. -- Thank God for His angels, who are watching over us continually, even your personal angel, whose job is you!
Thank You, Lord, for Thy Spirit, for all Thy ministering spirits, all Thy angels and all our fellow laborers and fellow servants who are in the spirit world helping us -- the multitudes Thou hast given us at our disposal and our command. -- "Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses!" A cloud is composed of billions of tiny particles of moisture. Every little droplet, every little tiny particle of moisture is like a different spirit of those who are departed. Now they're witnessing our activities. They're watching -- witnessing! This great cloud! -- Imagine how they must jump up and down and shout when you do the right thing! Every time you win, every time you make a goal, every time you win a soul.
"Oh, behold how they watch with joy the words and the deeds of thy father and his children!" -- Rejoice, and know that the Lord looks down with shining face!
100:19 -- 1:9 -- 341:35 -- 56:14 -- 606:8 -- 680:70 -- 107:52 -- 621:9,7,8,10,11 -- 153:12
The Lord hath brought you out that He might bring you in.
God's plan for His church has always been "ecclesia" -- the called-out ones. -- God is in the business of breaking up selfish little private worldly families to make of their yielded broken pieces a larger unit -- one Family! -- "God setteth the solitary in families: He bringeth out those which were bound with chains." What rightfully belonged to Him, He has taken back. We were captives of the Devil! Now God has recaptured us-we who were His children before the foundations of the world! -- Before the earth was created ... our names were written in the Book of Life! We were foreordained or predestined because of the choice God knew we were going to make, because we were the Children of Light ... already children of God in God's mind! -- God created for His people a "people which were no people" ... by the transforming power of the truth -- children unto Abraham by faith -- children of God by grace!
"Sanctified" means to be cleansed and separated and set aside for further use ... whatever use He sees fit to make of you!
We belong to the greatest family in the world, the family of God's Love. -- Surely God must think you worthy to give you such a priceless privilege to be a member of His Family!
116:3 -- C:40 -- 249:9 -- 83:23,34 -- 307:47,48 -- 171:50 -- 566:1,7 -- 551:23 -- 238:12
Let go and let God!
Sometimes you don't know what to believe: somebody says, "Hang on!" and somebody else says, "Let go!" If you put each in the right connotation, they're both right! Let go of those damn doubts and fears and discouragements and devilish burdens put there by the Enemy and hang on to the Lord! Hang on to His Word and let Him hang on to you!
If the yoke gets too hard and the burden too heavy, it's not His yoke nor His burden. He Himself will never suffer us to be tempted above that which we are able! -- "Cast thy burden upon the Lord and He shall sustain thee." Let go and let God! Let Jesus do it! Maybe you're trying too hard instead of letting God do it by His power, His Love, His grace, and His strength. Just let the Lord do it through you! Quit working so hard in your own strength! -- "Not by (thy) might nor by (thy) power, but by My Spirit!" saith the Lord. -- If we would just let the Lord do it, the Lord would do it!
You can't get the victory! It's impossible for you to get the victory! Only Christ can! -- It's wonderful, it's thrilling when you realize that you don't have to do it!
33:32,20,31 -- 169:6 -- 159:7,8 -- 328:50 -- 203:32 -- 25:8 -- 4:63
You can never be too bad for Jesus!
Did God make a mistake when he let David fall for Bathsheba? Did David really fall downward -- or was this a fall upward? Sometimes God's way up is down -- usually, in fact! From that squeezing and twisting of David's life came forth the sweet honey of the Psalms and the fragrance of his praises to the Lord for His Mercy! -- His human failures, sins and shortcomings gave God a chance to get all the Glory!
Though King David's was a great sin, his was also a great repentance, a great humbling and breaking; therefore there was also a great forgiveness for him, and a final exaltation even far above his former glory! -- Because he loved the Lord and knew what he was and obtained mercy, God counted it unto righteousness and he was pure in heart. -- Because he was forgiven so much he had a greater love for the Lord. -- "To whom much hath been forgiven, the same loveth much." David sinned a lot, but God called him a man after His own heart -- He was after God's heart!
God's dandy bad examples offer hope for those who feel lost and hopeless! Like King David of old; how often we have clung to him for hope, saying, "If God could forgive him, surely He could forgive me!"
312:10 -- 35:5 -- 58:19 -- 157:26 -- B:21 -- 583:90 -- 312:9 -- 47:51
We are God's expendables! ...
Created to wear out on the altar of sacrifice -- made to wear out as His tools of design -- to die, that they might live. For "no greater love hath any man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." -- They said of Jesus: "He saved others, but Himself He could not save! "This is true: "Except a grain of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die it bringeth forth much fruit." -- Daily dying is the hardest kind because you do it a thousand times ... dying a little each day! -- We "die daily." We can only offer you an invitation to come and die with us -- to die to the flesh that ye may live in the Spirit!
Jesus bought and paid for us, we're His property, we belong to Him now. He can do whatever He wants to with us. We're His soldiers, He can send us into any battle He wants to. He's the One that has to understand, ... we just obey!
Let God use you to the limit! -- Be "ready to go, ready to stay -- ready your place to fill; ready for service, lowly or great -- ready to do His Will!" -- "Ready to fight -- ready to die -- for Fatherland!" "Here I stand by the grace of God! -- I can do no other!" -- I'm going to burn up fast and bright for Jesus!
31:24 -- 302C:20 -- 182:11 -- 31:24 -- 551:103,104 -- 47:26 -- 13:27 -- F:12 -- 215:115
Jesus is our Defense Attorney before God, our Judge, defending us from all the fiery darts of the Evil One, that Prosecuting Attorney, the Accuser of the Saints, Satan Himself.
The first purpose of the Devil is to condemn. -- He'll tempt you to sin, then accuse you for sinning. -- The Devil is God's prosecutor and quite frequently he condemns you for things you do, sometimes justly, sometimes unjustly. You're not convicted of a sin until the Judge, God, has made a decision. But frequently the Enemy will come and accuse you of sins or accuse you of some things which aren't even sins and condemn you for it. -- He will accuse you to God and tell Him not to listen to you. He tries to make God stick to the letter of the law. -- The legalists say that nothing can supersede the law -- not even the love, mercy or the grace of God! This is the justice of the Devil, the righteousness of Satan! This is what he advocates all the time! "They have broken the law! -- Judge them!"
If Jesus is in our hearts, He's on our side, He's our Intercessor, He's our High Priest. He defends us, He intercedes for us and He begs God for mercy! -- The Devil is the prosecuting attorney who is constantly reminding the Judge of the law. But the Judge will look at the grace and the sacrifice of our Defense Attorney!
73A:3 -- K:16 -- M:22 -- 604:4 -- K:16 -- 531:7,6 -- 583:54 -- K:16
We must have a world vision of universal Salvation of all mankind.
The Salvation of man must be for all if it is for any and must include everyone if all are to be happy. -- What Jesus said is still true, regardless of nationality, country, color or creed: "If I be lifted up, I will draw all men unto me!" The heart of man is the same the world over, and ... the same message, the same love, the same Salvation, the same Jesus and the same God work just as well in any language or in any land with any people! -- Our vision has expanded beyond national boundaries of human origin to that of His worldwide universal church.
How ... fair and just and righteous and merciful for God to save the lost of all generations and restore the lost of all ages in the final restitution of all things by God Himself in a Heavenly Kingdom on Earth and throughout the Universe which will eventually right all wrongs and save all the lost who trust in Him, and restore the faithful of all generations in one great and final Kingdom of God of Heaven on Earth of those that trust in Him!
I'm looking forward to the day ... when everybody or at least almost everybody will be saved -- at least there won't be many left in Hell if any, and I think that's when God will be satisfied too!
335A:15 -- 335A:16 -- 208:11,12 -- 46:21 -- 255:93 -- 242:17
God always takes care of His own!
He has promised that, if you'll prove Him by trusting and obeying Him, He'll pour out such a blessing that there will not be room enough to hold it! He says, "Give and it shall be given unto you, pressed down, shaken together and running over!" "Seek ye first the Kingdom, and all these things shall be added!" If He has to drop the money out of Heaven to feed you He'll do it, if you'll obey Him and get out the message, the Word!
Where God guides, He provides! -- With every need, God will supply! -- God will feed you, protect you, clothe you and take care of you no matter what happens! -- God cannot only do it, He wants to do it! He's more willing to give than we are to receive! -- There's no limit to what God can supply, it's better than a salary, and God knows exactly what you need!
"All things are yours in Christ Jesus!" -- "According to His riches in Glory!" He'll supply all your need! The key word is supply, not need! -- God not only gives you everything you need, but even everything you want if you really please Him! -- You're His Children, and He's your Father, and He's bound to take care of you! He has never failed in one of His good promises!
616:69 -- 211:64 -- 672:14 -- 175:54 -- 55:46 -- 103:37 -- 87:16 -- 51:71 -- 211:53 -- 332A:55 -- 48:44
Be a sample, not a sermon!
Jesus not only preached His message, but He lived it. He was not only the Living Word, the Sermon, but He was also the Living Work, the Sample!
The greatest guide is the one that shows the way! -- The greatest proof of the pudding is not the sermon, but the sample -- to see the fruit. -- There's no better ad than a satisfied customer! We're the most satisfied, happiest customers in the world, because we've all partaken of the best possible product! -- Jesus!
In winning people, you have to inspire their faith in you, before they can believe God. You are their link with God. You are a priest of God to them and their mediator. -- If in the faith of God you really love them, they cannot understand it or believe it unless you really show them by some visible tangible work that puts your words into action and puts your faith into effect and makes it fact and not fiction, a sample, not just a sermon. -- People can only see God as we reflect Him. So, "let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in Heaven." -- Show them His real Love and manifest it by genuine proving action!
The world knows enough Hell! Let's show them a little more Heaven!
241:34 -- 208:5 -- 75:18 -- J:63 -- 104:22 -- 66:12 -- 502:22 -- 3:9 -- 304:49 -- 159:22
Little is much if God is in it!
God doesn't go very much for bigness after the manner of this world! He's seldom for the strong but almost always for the weak!
If you've got God with you, you're unbeatable, no matter how small you are! One man against the world, with God, is more than a match for the Devil! Like little David with Goliath: one little guerrilla defied a whole army; like Jonathan and his armor bearer -- our Almighty God is not limited by many or by few!
"'Despise not the day of small things" -- even one talent, or five loaves and two fishes. A handful of meal, and a few drops of oil kept God's prophet and his hostess and her son alive through three years of famine, when mixed with obedience. Even a little faith, no bigger than a grain of mustard seed can remove a mountain.
Don't ever think because there is so much darkness that it's no use to have just a little light, because even one candle can be seen a mile away when it's dark!
God doesn't have to have anything to begin on! He made the world out of nothing. -- Pretty good old world, isn't it? He hung it on nothing. -- Hangs pretty good, doesn't it? And He can make something out of nothing -- even you, if you'll listen, trust, and obey!
68:34 -- 122:17 -- 171:18,38,18 -- 68:34 -- 60:32,15 -- 3:7 -- 126:27
How wonderful He's been to me!
Because I truly hungered and thirsted after righteousness, He filled me -- and thrilled me -- and has set me up upon a rock, that I shall not be moved, and has put a song in my heart, and praise on my lips, and shown me a wonderful, wonderful vision of His World, and His Plan, and His love!
How wonderful it is if you're the Lord's child! You see the good and you feel the good and you praise the Lord and are thankful. -- We have got more to be happy about than anybody else in the World! We have the happy love of Jesus who takes all our burdens, carries all our cares, even lightens our sorrows; and even of our service to Him, He says that His yoke is easy and His burden is light. -- Thank God for the Family, thank God for the love, thank God for salvation, thank God for His protection, thank God for His provision, thank God for everything, whatever God sends or lets the Devil bring! "All things work together for good to them that love the Lord!" -- We've got a lot to be thankful for, but we've still got a lot to do!
Having once met the Man who went about everywhere doing good ... how could we ever live selfishly again? "Freely ye have received, also freely give" ... and "unto whom much hath been given, of the same shall much be required"!
G:24 -- 341:30 -- 159:7 -- 551:50 -- 242:17 -- 51:19
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